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Meet the Chef

A country boy from Berowra, Andy Evans begun his apprenticeship at Rockpool Sydney at 19. He went from toasting sarnies at Asquith Golf Club in Mt Colah, to working alongside luminary Neil Perry and other respected names in the industry. Evans chalked up nine years with the Rockpool team, crediting his compatriots with embedding a fierce respect for exceptional produce, innovation and creativity that continues within the Rockpool premium restaurant stable today.

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Chef’s recommendations Andy Evans

Average price $105 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Fabulous
8.6/10
based on 979 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.7/10
Service :8.4/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. JY YONG H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was nice and friendly service!

  2. Adam W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely Beautiful

  3. Natalie G.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    My favourite restaurant in Sydney. I always crave it and it’s always my first choice for an amazing night out. It must be my 7th or 8th time now. The 2 dishes I HAVE to order when I’m there is the lamb and cumin pancakes and the hot and numbing beef.... omg! The rooster is our go to cocktail there, however I did have the Pinot noir last night and it was a beautiful wine to drink. Spice temple .... you never disappoint. I already can’t wait for our next visit.

  4. Jessica H.
    • 73 reviews
    9/10

    Very tasty food but the restaurant was not easy to find for the first time

  5. Jessica H.
    • 73 reviews
    8.75/10

    Food portions were not very big but tasty .

  6. A A.
    • 244 reviews
    8.5/10

    Food was good very tasty

  7. Gary D.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Has been my favourite for almost 10 years. Still unique, boutique and very consistent.

  8. A A.
    • 291 reviews
    7.75/10

    Delicious food and nice atmosphere

  9. A A.
    • 286 reviews
    9.25/10

    unique experience

  10. Taline H.
    • one review
    10/10

    I'm just kicking myself for taking so long to go to this place. It will definitely be our 'go to" Asian cuisine from now on. Whether to pop in for a late supper or just when your taste buds need to be awaken - its the place to be! Love that you can book a table too. Thanks Neil - loved it!

  11. Kat B.
    • 17 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely amazing! The food was incredible, great lighting brilliant service, perfect all round experience. Felt like I could have been in a high end restaurant in Shanghai! Not to mention probably the best martini I’ve ever had... and I’ve had a few!

  12. A A.
    • 256 reviews
    7.75/10

    The service is attentive, although the food was way overpriced

  13. A A.
    • 266 reviews
    9/10

    Great as usual..

  14. Linda S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing Chinese food! Highly recommend the Yellow Fin Tuna with Orange Chilli Oil

  15. A A.
    • 270 reviews
    7.5/10

    Expensive Chinese food. The winning dish was the raw yellow fin tuna with orange chilli oil. Sadly the crispy numbing duck wasn’t crispy, although the flavour was good. Good place for a date!

  16. A A.
    • 281 reviews
    7.75/10

    they really need to have a coffee machine i thought it very strange to be at a fine dining restaurant that doesnt offer coffee

  17. A A.
    • 271 reviews
    8/10

    Pretty good

  18. A A.
    • 283 reviews
    0.75/10

    Overpriced for the level of quality

  19. A A.
    • 311 reviews
    5.75/10

    Ok didn’t knock my socks off. Mr Wong’s a better alternative.

  20. May I.
    • 6 reviews
    9.75/10

    Been here a few time and the food is Devine! The atmosphere is lovely, dark, dimmed lights with Cousy oriental style. Wine list is amazing too so highly recommend

More information

How to get to the restaurant

10 Bligh St, 2000, Sydney, Australia

About the restaurant

Spice Up My Life

Down in the basement of Sydney’s City Mutual Building, you’ll find yourself in a very exclusive little hideout. It’s the Spice Temple, a Chinese restaurant like no other. The low moody lighting instantly put you in the mood for... romance, and the chic decor gives the place so much elegance. Run by pioneering chef, Neil Perry, the Spice Temple serves food inspired by regional Chinese dishes, steering clear of your run-of-the-mill Cantonese. Flavours are taken from the provinces and blended into unique and modern dishes, signatures of this world-class chef. Culinary elements include pickled and fermented ingredients and the aromatic dried spices of China. Wines have been selected to match each and every meal, and cocktails from the bar are as carefully created as the cuisine. The service, needless to say, is excellent at this sophisticated restaurant, and the vibe is geared towards opulence and luxury. Even the music is carefully chosen, done by the man who made soundtracks for Moulin Rouge and Romeo & Juliet. Romantic, no? So why not take that special someone somewhere ... special? This restaurant is receiving rave reviews for its sexiness.

Best Dish: mango pudding with Chantilly cream and the 3 flavours eggplant

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